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Social isolation and loneliness in the elderly: an exploration of some of the issues

Social isolation and loneliness in the elderly: an exploration of some of the issues

Dury, Rona (2014) Social isolation and loneliness in the elderly: an exploration of some of the issues. British Journal of Community Nursing, 19 (3). pp. 125-128. ISSN 1462-4753 (Print), 2052-2215 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2014.19.3.125)

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Abstract

Older people are more vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation, and are more at risk of a range of health and social issues which can be directly linked to loneliness. However, there are often complex problems which are unique to the older age group which can have a profound effect on the provision and budgets of both health and social care. Various schemes have been put in place across the country to try to reduce the effects of loneliness and there is some evidence to support the mentoring and befriending models, although more research would provide clarity regarding their effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social isolation, loneliness, older people, effects on health w befriending w mentoring,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 12:12
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11396

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